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duck  

[3]  
      n   a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave, used for clothing, tents, etc.  
   See also       ducks  
     (C17: from Middle Dutch doek; related to Old High German tuoh cloth)  
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duck   [1]  
      n   pl   , ducks, duck  
1    any of various small aquatic birds of the family Anatidae, typically having short legs, webbed feet, and a broad blunt bill: order Anseriformes  
2    the flesh of this bird, used as food  
3    the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male (drake)  
4    any other bird of the family Anatidae, including geese, and swans  
5      (Also)    ducks     (Brit)  
informal   dear or darling: used as a term of endearment or of general address  
   See also       ducky  
6    Informal   a person, esp. one regarded as odd or endearing  
7      (Cricket)   a score of nothing by a batsman  
8    like water off a duck's back  
Informal   without effect  
9    take to something like a duck to water  
Informal   to become adept at or attracted to something very quickly  
     (Old English duce duck, diver; related to duck2)  

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duck   [2]  
      vb  
1    to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away, esp. so as to escape observation or evade a blow  
2    to submerge or plunge suddenly and often briefly under water  
3    when intr, often foll by: out  
Informal   to dodge or escape (a person, duty, etc.)  
4    intr     (Bridge)   to play a low card when possessing a higher one rather than try to win a trick  
      n  
5    the act or an instance of ducking  
     (C14: related to Old High German tuhhan to dive, Middle Dutch duken)  
  ducker      n  

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duck   [4]  
      n   an amphibious vehicle used in World War II  
     (C20: from code name DUKW)  

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surf scoter   , duck         
      n   a North American scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, having white patches on the head  


blue duck  
      n   a mountain duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, of New Zealand having a mostly lead-blue plumage  
Bombay duck  
      n   a teleost fish, Harpodon nehereus, that resembles and is related to the lizard fishes: family Harpodontidae. It is eaten dried with curry dishes as a savoury,   (Also called)    bummalo  
     (C19: changed from bombil (see bummalo) through association with Bombay, from which it was exported)  
cold duck  
      n   an alcoholic beverage made from equal parts of burgundy and champagne  
dead duck  
      n  
Slang   a person or thing doomed to death, failure, etc., esp. because of a mistake or misjudgment  
diving duck  
      n   any of various ducks, such as the pochard, scaup, redhead, and canvasback, that inhabit bays, estuaries, lakes, etc., and can dive and swim beneath the surface of the water  
duck   [1]  
      n   pl   , ducks, duck  
1    any of various small aquatic birds of the family Anatidae, typically having short legs, webbed feet, and a broad blunt bill: order Anseriformes  
2    the flesh of this bird, used as food  
3    the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male (drake)  
4    any other bird of the family Anatidae, including geese, and swans  
5      (Also)    ducks     (Brit)  
informal   dear or darling: used as a term of endearment or of general address  
   See also       ducky  
6    Informal   a person, esp. one regarded as odd or endearing  
7      (Cricket)   a score of nothing by a batsman  
8    like water off a duck's back  
Informal   without effect  
9    take to something like a duck to water  
Informal   to become adept at or attracted to something very quickly  
     (Old English duce duck, diver; related to duck2)  
duck   [2]  
      vb  
1    to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away, esp. so as to escape observation or evade a blow  
2    to submerge or plunge suddenly and often briefly under water  
3    when intr, often foll by: out  
Informal   to dodge or escape (a person, duty, etc.)  
4    intr     (Bridge)   to play a low card when possessing a higher one rather than try to win a trick  
      n  
5    the act or an instance of ducking  
     (C14: related to Old High German tuhhan to dive, Middle Dutch duken)  
  ducker      n  
duck   [3]  
      n   a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave, used for clothing, tents, etc.  
   See also       ducks  
     (C17: from Middle Dutch doek; related to Old High German tuoh cloth)  
duck   [4]  
      n   an amphibious vehicle used in World War II  
     (C20: from code name DUKW)  
duck-billed platypus  
      n   an amphibious egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of E Australia, having dense fur, a broad bill and tail, and webbed feet: family Ornithorhynchidae,   (Sometimes shortened to)    duckbill, platypus      See also       monotreme  
duck-egg blue  
      n  
a    a pale greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
duck-egg blue walls     
duck hawk  
      n   a variety of peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum, occurring in North America  
duck's arse  
      n   a hairstyle in which the hair is swept back to a point at the nape of the neck, resembling a duck's tail,   (Also called)    DA  
duck shove  
      vb     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to evade responsibility  
  duck shover      n  
  duck shoving      n  
duck soup  
      n     (U.S.)  
slang   something that is easy to do  
ferruginous duck  
      n   a common European duck, Aythyra nyroca, having reddish-brown plumage with white wing bars  
harlequin duck  
      n   a northern sea duck, Histrionicus histrionicus, the male of which has a blue and red plumage with black and white markings  
lame duck  
      n  
1    a person or thing that is disabled or ineffectual  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a speculator who cannot discharge his liabilities  
3    a company with a large workforce and high prestige that is unable to meet foreign competition without government support  
4      (U.S.)  
a    an elected official or body of officials remaining in office in the interval between the election and inauguration of a successor  
b    (as modifier)  
a lame-duck president     
5    modifier     (U.S.)   designating a term of office after which the officeholder will not run for re-election  
mandarin duck  
      n   an Asian duck, Aix galericulata, the male of which has a brightly coloured and patterned plumage and crest  
Muscovy duck   , musk duck         
      n   a large crested widely domesticated South American duck, Cairina moschata, having a greenish-black plumage with white markings and a large red caruncle on the bill  
     (C17: originally musk duck, a name later mistakenly associated with Muscovy)  
musk duck  
      n  
1       another name for       Muscovy duck  
2    a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour  
paradise duck  
      n   a large duck, Casarca variegata, of New Zealand, having a brightly coloured plumage  
ruddy duck  
      n   a small duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, that inhabits marshes, ponds, etc., in North America and N South America and has a stiff upright tail. The male has a reddish-brown body and blue bill in the breeding season  
sea duck  
      n   any of various large diving ducks, such as the eider and the scoter, that occur along coasts  
tufted duck  
      n   a European lake-dwelling duck, Aythya fuligula, the male of which has a black plumage with white underparts and a long black drooping crest  
wood duck  
      n   a duck, Aix sponsa, of wooded swamps, lakes, etc., in North America, having a very brightly coloured plumage in the male  

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duck  

1    bend, bob, bow, crouch, dodge, drop, lower, stoop  
2    dip, dive, douse, dunk, immerse, plunge, souse, submerge, wet  
3      (informal)   avoid, body-swerve     (Scot.)   dodge, escape, evade, shirk, shun, sidestep  

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duck n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"

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n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks

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